Associate Professor Liam Magee

Photo of Dr Liam MageeDr Liam Magee is an Associate Professor at ICS. Liam's principal research interests focus on the application of social methods and information technology to the areas of urban development and sustainability.

His doctoral dissertation, completed in 2010, examined the importance of cultural assumptions in the emerging world of interconnected knowledge systems, including emerging systems such as the Semantic Web. His current work extends this research into the areas of urban development and sustainability.

He is presently investigating how online games, simulations and other information technologies can facilitate greater clarity and visibility of sustainability objectives among urban communities and stakeholder groups.

This research includes study of the underlying technological requirements for such tools (data structures, communication and visualisation), as well as the social research methods for evaluating those tools in practice.


  • 2010, PhD, Global Studies, Social Sciences and Planning, RMIT University, Melbourne
  • 1997, Bachelor of Arts (English and Philosophy), University of Melbourne, Melbourne 

Selected Publications

Magee, L & Sweeting, D (forthcoming), Evaluation Report: Kanpur & Siliguri Project [prepared for World Vision India].

Munn, L, Hristova, T, Magee, L, Bourdignon, D, Horan, T, Levin, T, Nathan, T & Park, L 2019, The new privacy: emerging standards for cloud-based security (opens in a new window), Western Sydney University, Penrith, Australia.

Munn, L, Hristova, T & Magee, L 2019, 'Clouded data: privacy and the promise of encryption' (opens in a new window), Big Data & Society, DOI: 10.1177/2053951719848781.

Soldatic, K, Magee, L & Robertson, S 2019, 'Temporal negotiations of social inclusion: temporality, mobility, and encounter in disabled people’s lifeworlds: commentary on “Using the concept of encounter” (Bigby & Wiesel, 2018)' (opens in a new window), Research and Practice in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, DOI: 10.1080/23297018.2019.1580150.

Magee, L, Kearney, E, Bellerose, D, Collin, P, Crabtree, L, Humphry, J, James, P, Notley, T, Sharma, A, Third, A & Yorke, S 2018, 'Addressing a volatile subject: adaptive measurement of Australian digital capacities' (opens in a new window), Information, Communication & Society, DOI:10.1080/1369118X.2018.1543441.

Swist, T, Magee, L, Phuong, J & Sweeting, D 2017, ‘The labour of communicating publics: participatory platforms, socio-technical intermediaries and pluralistic expertise’, Communication and the Public, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 210–225.

Swist, T & Magee, L 2017, 'Academic publishing and its digital binds: beyond the paywall towards ethical executions of code' (opens in a new window), Culture Unbound: Journal of Current Cultural Research, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 240-259.

Stevenson, D & Magee, L 2017, 'Art and space: creative infrastructure and cultural capital in Sydney, Australia' (opens in a new window), Journal of Sociology, vol. 53, no. 4, pp. 839-861.

Ladds, M, Keating, A, Handmer, J & Magee, L 2017, 'How much do disasters cost? A comparison of disaster cost estimates in Australia' (opens in a new window), International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, vol. 21, pp. 419-429.

Hickmott, S, Magee, L, Padgham, L & Thom, J (forthcoming), 'An agent-oriented approach to holistic sustainability reporting', International Journal of Agent-Oriented Software Engineering.

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